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Faith News

Shiloh Institutional Baptist

Fitness sessions: Fitness walks, Zumba classes, Body Gospel on rotating basis. 10 a.m. Saturdays.

Vacation Bible school: "Faithbook: Connect, Confirm, and Witness." All ages welcome. 6-8 p.m. July 11-15. 2400 Greenland Ave. 704-393-2065.

Kilgo United Methodist

Sermon series: "Faith on the Big Screen." View films on Fridays, attend 10 a.m. service Sundays. "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" 7 p.m. July 8; sermon on "I Want It All!" 10 a.m. July 10. 2121 Belvedere Ave.

New Zion Missionary Baptist

Vacation Bible school: "Shake It Up Café." Toddlers through adults. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11-15. 217 W. Todd Lane. 704-399-4915.

First Baptist

Guest speaker: Dr. Ron Herrod, founder of Ron Herrod Evangelism Ministries Association. 6:30 p.m. July 11. 301 S. Davidson St. 704-375-1446.

Missionaries of the Poor & St. Peter Catholic

Concert: "Praise Him!" Caribbean music with Fr. Ho Lung and Friends. Proceeds go to women's crisis center in Jamaica. Suggested donation $20 for adults, $10 for children. 2 and 7 p.m. July 16 and 4 p.m. July 17. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-999-6354;

Motivations Ministries

"Exalt!" Talent Show: Top 15 Christian singers perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 5, Halton Theatre, Central Piedmont Community College. $20-$25. Group discounts available. Part of proceeds to benefit those with catastrophic medical bills.

Newell Baptist

Community youth night: Gymnasium and youth hut. Studies, games, food, fun. All welcome. 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays. 9115 Newell Baptist Church Road. 704-596-0184.

Central United Methodist

Vacation Bible school: "Shake It Up Café." Age four through fifth grade. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 16. 6030 Albemarle Road. Register at 704-536-9157.

Robinson Presbyterian

Blood drive: Snacks and drinks provided. Noon-5 p.m. July 10. 9424 Harrisburg Road. 704-537-5506;

Pleasant Hill Baptist

Worship event: Worship celebration with D4C (Dancing for Christ) praise dance ministry. 3 p.m. July 16, family life center. 517 Baldwin Ave. 704-376-1201.

Prosperity Presbyterian

Vacation Bible school: "The Egypt File: Decoding the Mystery of Life." Age 3 through fifth grade. Free. 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 7-12. 5533 Prosperity Church Road. 704-875-1182;

Shepherd's Center South

Book club: Discussion of Rebecca Sklott's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Please read selection before meeting. 10-11:30 a.m. July 12, The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive. Club meets second Tuesday of each month. 704-541-0100;

St. Stephen United Methodist

Classes: SALT (Summer Adventure Learning Together) series each Sunday through Aug. 21, Youth Ministry Center. "Re-Thinking Corrections" with Terry Brooks, retired chief of chaplains for S.C. Department of Corrections. 10 a.m. July 10, 17, 24. Coffee, juice, Danish 9:30 a.m. 6800 Sardis Road.

Matthews-Murkland Presbyterian

Vacation Bible school: "An Island Odyssey." Preschool through adult. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11-15. 7001 Old Providence Road.

St. Ann Catholic

Sacred relics exposition: Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross to present exposition of more than 150 sacred relics; includes multimedia presentation. 5:30 p.m. July 16. 3635 Park Road. 704-523-4641;

Calvary Church

Brass spectacular: Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass present sacred brass music. 9:45 a.m. July 17. 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road.

Myers Park Presbyterian

Men's Bible study: Study of Hebrews. 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Syllabus at

Bridge fellowship opportunity: 1:30 p.m. every other Tuesday. 2501 Oxford Place. 704-927-1269.

Mount Zion United Methodist, Cornelius

Classes: "Lovenotes: Music for the Unborn" with Dr. Marcy Mittelstadt. Structured program teaches expectant parents to use language of music to communicate love and reassurance to their unborn child. Limited enrollment. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31. 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. Register at

Bethel Presbyterian, Cornelius

Vacation Bible school: "Son Surf Beach Bash." Age 4 through rising fifth grade. July 15-18. 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. Register at 704-892-0546 or